Supergirl (2015– )
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Red Dawn 

Kara comes face to face with Red Daughter and the two engage in an epic battle.


Alexis Ostrander


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 11 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Red Daughter
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Jesse Rath ... Querl Dox / Brainiac-5
Sam Witwer ... Ben Lockwood
Nicole Maines ... Nia Nal / Dreamer
April Parker Jones ... Colonel Lauren Haley
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Helen Slater ... Eliza Danvers
Bruce Boxleitner ... President Baker
Brenda Strong ... Lillian Luthor
Robert Baker ... Otis Graves
Azie Tesfai ... Kelly Olsen
Izabela Vidovic ... Young Kara


Kara comes face to face with Red Daughter and the two engage in an epic battle. Determined to find a way to extract the Harun-El, Lena turns to an unlikely source for help.Brainy , Nia, and J'on set out to track down aliens who have been abducted by Lex. Written by The Cw

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Release Date:

12 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


First appearances of Izabela Vidovic and Olivia Nikkanen as the younger versions of Kara and Alex since season three's flashback episode Supergirl: Midvale (2017). See more »


Kara tells Red Daughter that she "has been dealing with Kryptonite for 15 years", but in the pilot episode, when Supergirl is captured by the DEO with Kryptonite needles, she appears be learning of the existence of Kryptonite for the first time. The pilot takes place only about four years before "Red Dawn". See more »


Dreamer: I just had a vision. That keychain; an alien girl was riding that unicorn. She was being chased by a wolf.
J'onn J'onzz: Wolves are symbols of danger.
Querl Dox: Uh... phone.
J'onn J'onzz: [handing his phone over] Sure.
Querl Dox: [data interfacing] Wolf. Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora. Uh, no, no. Um... the archaic word for wolf in Irish is Faol... Faolan Shipping, maybe? They're a subsidiary of a subsidiary... of Lex Luthor's favorite shell company. AmerTek.
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Crazy Credits

For the second time, the "Supergirl" title card, reading "Red Daughter", appears in Russian before transitioning to English. See more »


Features Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Exciting turning point.
9 October 2019 | by cruise01See all my reviews

3 out of 5 stars.

Episode moves with action, story, and the drama. Supergirl fighting against the russian version of her was cool. Brainy makes questionable choices which Nia and Jonn are concerned. Lex plan is revealed.

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